Historic Ecclesiastical Buildings


First Presbyterian Church,
Sag Harbor, NY.
This landmark Egyptian Revival church suffered extensive water damage to its coffered ceiling. Because of the historically significant features, the entire ceiling was stabilized using acrylic adhesives. Missing ornaments were replaced as needed.


United Church of Christ,
Keene, N.H.
After a ten-pound piece of plaster fell to the floor, extensive plaster repairs were untaken. decorative elements were replaced, from run cornice to the tops decorative column brackets. The ceiling plaster was reattached as necessary with acrylic adhesives and patched with a lime-based plaster.

c.1793 First Parish of Sudbury,
Sudbury, MA.

The congregation of this 18th century meeting house wished to return its appearance to as close to original. as possible. The plasterwork consisted of spot reattachment, as needed, modern overhead lights removed and the holes filled with a lime/hair plaster.


Chorus of Westerly,
Westerly, R. I.

This world-renowned choral group had a deconsecrated gothic church with perfect acoustics. Traffic vibrations had caused extensive cracking throughout the building. Water leaks had caused the window molding returns to fail. It was very important to preserve the existing acoustics. Patching the loose areas with a modern plaster would have changed this. The decision was made to do a complete reattachment and crack fill, preserving the historic in

c. 1845
First Church of Christ,
Sandwich, MA.

The eight exterior steeple column capitals were rotted and badly in need of replacement. After model recovery and repair, a mould was fabricated and the replacements were cast from exterior grade casting gypsum. The capitals were then installed ninety feet up on the steeple.

c. 1870
Southport Congregational,
Southport, CT.
While having its slate roof replaced this stone church suffered water damage to its plaster. While the interior painting was planned the plaster damage added a time element to the scheduled weddings. The plaster conditions were evaluated. The local painting crew was trained in the stabilization of the plaster through acrylic adhesives. Along the way a signs of an ornate decorative paint scheme was noticed. The missing plaster was replaced with a lime/goat hair formulation and the entire plaster ceiling was evaluated via observation from the reverse as well as from through the surface.